If you follow a career you'll encounter Phil's crazy home town, where you can play 10 different pub darts games, from Around the Clock to Countdown, Golf and Warfare, and visit the travelling Carnival and its games of Balloon Pop, Duck Shoot and Target Practice. You can also earn points to enable you to take part in tournaments against a variety of loony characters, ultimately aiming to knock Phil off the top spot at the Las Vegas Masters. If you just want a quick game, you can play alone or against friends in Multiplayer mode.
As you play through the career mode, you will unlock special carnival and pub games including, Duck Shoot, Pop th Balloons, Target Practice, 301/501, Around the Clock, Call Three, Golf, Last Orders, Ten to One, Warfare, Tic-Tac-Toe and Countdown.
Want to play with a friend, then multiplayer is great too. There are a number of multiplayer modes within the game. From the Main Menu, the player is able to set up one of the following options:
- Pass the DS. This sees up to two players take turns in a game, passing around the console when it is their turn.
- Create game. This option allows the player to select a game to play, and an opponent to play against.
- Join game. This option allows you to see a list of available games, and tap on one of them to join it.
Download Play. If your opponent doesn’t have a game cartridge, choose this mode to download the game to their DS, and to take part in a multiplayer game with them.